Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures [Hispanic Studies, Indigenous Cultures]

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to join our issues-driven interdisciplinary program in Hispanic Studies beginning August 10, 2020.  The successful candidate will be a specialist in Latin American Cultural Studies, with expertise in Indigenous Cultures from one of the following geographic areas: the Andes, the Caribbean, or the Mesoamerican region. The successful applicant may specialize in any period, but must demonstrate a broad trans-historical scope in the analysis of Indigenous Cultures up to the present.  The applicant is expected to establish and maintain an active research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body.

Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will possess the skills to develop new courses in the area of Indigeneity, as well as teach current course offerings like Introduction to Hispanic Studies, Issues in Canon Formation, and our Capstone Seminars. Opportunities exist to contribute to our dynamic general education curriculum ( and contribute to interdisciplinary programs like Latin American Studies. 

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Spanish or a related field at the time of appointment August 10, 2020.  Candidates must possess the skills to teach Hispanic language and culture at all levels. Evidence of previous teaching experience and native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English are required.

Excellence in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred.

Applicants must apply online at Submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes statement of research and teaching interests, and a sample syllabus for a course you would like to teach. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. 

For full consideration, all application materials, including three letters of reference, must be submitted by the review date, October 16, 2019. Applications received after the review date will be considered only if needed.

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